One of the most important things that a parent can do for their child is to make sure that they have all their routine childhood vaccinations. It is the most effective way of keeping them protected against infectious diseases.
Ideally, children should have their vaccinations at the right age to protect them as early as possible and minimise the risk of infection.
These are held on Wednesday mornings at Box. Appointments are sent by Virgin Care.
Has your child received both doses of the MMR vaccine? If you can’t remember if your child has had their MMR vaccines, check his or her personal child health record (red book). More info: nhs.uk/MMR
NHS Health Checks
This initiative offers health checks to patients in the 40-74 age range, who are not on any ‘at risk’ register. Relevant patients will be sent an invitation letter by the surgery during the month they attain 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70 and 74 years of age.
Only invited patients will receive the health check; if you feel that you have been missed off our list, please do contact the surgery.
For more information on this service from the NHS, please follow the following link:
We are happy to discuss the range of options available, including the ‘morning after’ pill. We are also able to fit diaphragms (caps), IUDS (coils) including Mirena and to give the contraceptive injection or implant. Please be aware there is currently a waiting list for coil and implant appointments.
These are held each autumn. The vaccination is advised for patients over 65 and those with chronic disease or serious health problems.
Minor surgical procedures, such as removal of skin lumps and ingrowing toenails and joint injections, are done in our Treatment Room by prior arrangement with a doctor. This avoids a long wait for hospitals out-patients. Please note there is currently a waiting list for minor op appointments.
Patients are referred to this service by their doctor to the Physiotherapy Department at Chippenham Hospital. You can also self-refer using this link.
The National Health Service aims to provide free podiatry treatment to patients at high medical risk of foot problems. Patients who wish to refer themselves can obtain a form from reception or use this link.